About Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy & Sports and Exercise Therapy. Kate has worked as a Physiotherapist in Leeds since graduating from the University of Liverpool. She worked as Physiotherapists in the NHS for nine years specialising in musculoskeletal care before commencing her teaching role at Leeds Beckett University.
Kate initially started work at Leeds Beckett University as a lecturer-practitioner but moved into full time education in 2009. Since commencing work at Leeds Beckett University Kate has completed her PGCHE teaching qualification along with an MSc in Rehabilitation at the University of Bradford.
Kate teaches on the BSc and MSc courses for both Physiotherapy and Sports and Exercise Therapy across levels 4, 5, 6 & 7. A range of topics are taught with a main focus on Physiotherapy in the NHS and musculoskeletal care.
Kate conducted a piece of research that investigated the reliability of neurological tests in the assessment of patients with sciatica to complete MSc studies in rehabilitation. This was presented at the annual Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress in 2011 as the results are of interest to Physiotherapy colleagues and students.